What Oumuamua looked like last month on the 12th. A tiny white dot, near center. Each color is from one exposure. Multiple exposures were required for any meaningful signal. If it's too small to see here, there is a bigger version at Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/DB2QgP
Finished Black Mirror. Caters 100% to the pessimist who'd like nothing more than to experience some form of virtual revenge or "I told you so" moments in the context of a few major social issues. Why get up and do something about any of it when you can sit back and let the poison in. I confess a craving for more. Alas, there are only six episodes.
My dad came to visit me and managed to be racist and homophobic enough to get me to stop talking to him, so he wants to change his flight because he "seems to be in everyone's way"
It's hard enough to entertain someone for an entire week when they aren't being obnoxious.
Neptune in near-infrared and red from Hubble. Same filters and similar processing as the Uranus picture from a little while back. ( https://mastodon.social/@geckzilla/98995408088475757 ) https://mastodon.social/media/pkjqfoI3i_5KpkJO5eQ
For Uranus, the line is the approximate equator. It's hard to see, but there are slightly brighter spots around the planet. Those are auroras unless a better explanation comes along someday. Interestingly some signal seems to extend out from behind the disk of the planet in some of them.
Just a photo of a contrail casting a shadow through the atmosphere. I know it's nothing special, but small things keep me going. The atmosphere is full of tiny particles that reflect and absorb light, but it's hard to see without certain circumstances. https://mastodon.social/media/j7W5xWkwtPq5bRmLS48
Sometimes, I think I really would like to see the world* burn, and then me with it.
*of human concerns, civilization, etc. Not the whole Earth.
Sometimes when meeting people they ask me what music I like, but I never have an answer. For me listening to music is therapy for depression, and it's nearly all sad, and it's too heavy to answer for small talk. It took me a long time to even realize I was doing this.
It's hard to find people I know here.